Thoughts of the week
Delegate can be defined as “entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself”. It’s something that incredibly busy have to learn to do to allow all systems and processes in an organisation to run efficiently and effectively. However many do not feel comfortable doing this as they fear the quality of a given task may be sacrificed if someone else is trusted with it other than themselves. So why do it?
- To maintain control and stay on task
- Managers of businesses and/or sport often have multiple things going on at once. It’s practically impossible to give your attention to everything at the same time so assigning tasks to individuals they feel can successfully complete them allows managers to focus on other things and avoid mistakes.
- Team building
- It builds trust, engagement and strengthens relationships in a team. Creating an atmosphere for open communication allows for more ideals to be put on the table and more initiative to be used. Keeping people engaged only creates a more productive and happier atmosphere.
- Creativity and development
- If people are controlled all the time or not given opportunities to prove themselves then new ideas will be limited. When individuals specific skills are used more regularly they allow their best assets to flourish.
- Positive culture
- What environment are you trying to create? Are the way things happen now conducive to that? Delegation makes people more cooperative, enhances innovation, allows enthusiasm, improves productivity and boosts moral in a team, department and/or organisation
Hopefully the above has given more insight into the befits of delegation and how it can be a good thing! Think about how your day to day environment is managed and how you could use this concept to improve the performance of the things that are done in it…
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Exercise of the week
Development | Strength | Single leg | Squat | Level 5 | A to D | Progressions
- To box | Double goblet -> To box | Dumbbells
- On box | Double goblet -> On box | Dumbbells
- To box | Barbell on back -> To box | Barbell in catch position
- Jumping | TRX
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Recipe of the week
Tomato tortellini soup
- In a large stockpot add olive oil, diced onion, chopped garlic, red pepper flakes & a pinch of salt. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until onions start to colour.
- Add crushed (tinned) organic tomatoes, low fat coconut cream, broth (chicken or vegetable), dried mixed herbs, bay leaf then bring to boil. Cover & simmer for approx. 20 mins.
- While the soup is simmering, bring water to a boil in another pan to cook the tortellini. Once done, drain & set to one side.
- After 20mins remove bay leaf & blend soup with immersion blender until smooth.
- Once soup reaches desired consistency add the tortellini then serve with a pesto & ground black pepper as in picture.
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